Summer Organ Series at Basilica
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is hosting its annual free Summer Organ Recital Series. The basilica is at 400 Michigan Ave. NE. All recitals are at 6 pm. They are preceded by a 5:30 pm carillon recital.
Aug. 14 -- Benjamin LaPrairie
Aug. 21 -- Monte Maxwell
Aug. 28 -- Lisa Mitchell Tyler
Music at Midday to resume in September
National City Christian Church's Friday organ series, Music at Midday, starts back up in September. The church is at 5 Thomas Circle NW in DC. Programs are 12:15 – 1 pm. Social distancing and masks are required. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
Sept. 16: Randall Sheets, recently retired ceremonial organist of Arlington National Cemetery, presents a program of “French Favorites,” featuring music of Louis Couperin, François Couperin, Théodore Dubois, Gabriel Pierné, Eugène Gigout
and Charles-Marie Widor.
Sept. 23: DC organist Justus (Jay) Parrotta performs “A Fall
Flourish,” including music by Hildegard von Bingen, Mark Winges, Christopher Hoh and Carson Cooman, along with his own composition, Carillon on “Lasst uns Erfreuen.”
Sept. 30: Pittsburgh organist Nicholas Will will perform music by Leo Sowerby, Henry Walford Davies, John E. West, Richard Purvis, Jean Langlais and César Franck.
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 12:10 pm: Trumpeter Matthew Barker, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; organist Jinsun Cho, director of music, Church of the Epiphany; and violinist Alicia Barker will perform works by Petr Eben, John Williams and more at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 12:10 pm: Organist John Wolfe, director of music at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY, will perform organ works by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen and Nicolas de Grigny at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 7-9:30 pm: At St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW, five organists will present 2 ½ hours of free music on the Flentrop organ as part of DC’s Art All Night. The church will also present art exhibits and labyrinth walks with music by Harmonic Introductions, an overtone singing group. Organists are Kathleen Cooper, Diane Heath, Justus Parrotta, Stephen Smith and Anne Timpane. Feel free to wander between activities.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 pm: Cathedral Day Organ Recital at Washington National Cathedral presented by staff organist Thomas Sheehan. Tom performs to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the laying of the Cathedral’s Foundation Stone.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12:10 pm: Organist Yeri So, Faith United Methodist Church, Rockville, MD, performs works by Bach, Max Reger and more at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:10 pm: Washington Bach Consort presents the cantata Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78, preceded by organist Gregory Hooker playing Bach's Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540 at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:10 pm: Organist Adam Detzner, minister of music at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Annandale VA, will play music by Bach, Sweelinck, Pärt and anonymous medieval and Renaissance composers at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12:10 pm: Trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Randall Sheets will perform pieces by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and more at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 12:10 pm: Washington Bach Consort presents the cantata Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80, preceded by an organ prelude performed by Christian Lane at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 12:10 pm: Organist Matthew Steynor, director of music at St Alban’s Episcopal Church in DC, will perform works by Bolcom, Dupré, Franck and Jongen at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 12:10 pm: Organist Daniel Aune, who is on the faculty at Peabody Institute, performs at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 pm: Thanksgiving recital at Washington National Cathedral by Alcee Chriss, university organist and artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 12:10 pm: Harpsichordist Patrick Merrill will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Nov. 29. 12:10 pm: Organist Jinsun Cho, director of music at The Church of the Epiphany, will perform Advent and Christmas organ music at the church, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 12:10 pm: Washington Bach Consort presents the cantata Christum, wir sollen loben Schon, BWV 121 at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 12:10 pm: Epiphany Choir presents its Christmas Concert including Handel’s Dixit Dominus at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Sunday, Dec. 25, 1:30 pm: Washington National Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan presents a program of festive Christmas music.
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, 2 pm: Celebrate President’s Day at Washington National Cathedral with Christa Rakich, visiting professor of organ at Oberlin College & Conservatory, who presents music that commemorates our nation’s history.
Sunday, April 9, 2023, 2 pm: Washington National Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan celebrates the joy of Easter with a selection of uplifting music.
Sunday, May 28, 2023, 2 pm: Guest organist Carson Cooman presents a Memorial Day Organ Recital at Washington National Cathedral.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 11 am: Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan and Washington Symphonic Brass present an Independence Day concert at Washington National Cathedral.